|The Ethics - Spinoza, Benedict de|
LibriVox recording of The Ethics, by Benedict de Spinoza. The Ethics is a philosophical book written by Baruch Spinoza. It was written in Latin. Although it was published posthumously in 1677, it is his most famous work, and is considered his magnum opus. In The Ethics, Spinoza attempts to demonstrate a "fully cohesive philosophical system that strives to provide a coherent picture of reality and to comprehend the meaning of an ethical life...
Keywords: Librivox; Philosophy; Audiobook; Ethics; Spinoza; God; emotions; logic; mind
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|The Servile State - Hilaire Belloc|
LibriVox a recording of "The Servile State" by Hilaire Belloc, read by Ray Clare. A clear boundary exists between the servile and the non-servile condition of labour, and the conditions upon either side of that boundary utterly differ one from another, Where there is compulsion applicable by positive law to men of a certain status, such compulsion enforced in the last resort by the powers at the disposal of the State, there is the institution of Slavery ; and if that institution be sufficiently ...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; economics
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|Sophisms of the Protectionists - Frédéric Bastiat|
LibriVox recording of Sophisms of the Protectionists by Frédéric Bastiat, read by Katie Riley. "To rob the public, it is necessary to deceive them," Bastiat said and believed. He reasoned, employing repetition to various applications, against fallacious arguments promoting the "Protection" of industries to the detriment of consumers and society. (Introduction by Katie Riley) For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: economics; librivox; audiobook; protectionism; trade
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|The Slavery of Our Times - Leo Tolstoy|
LibriVox recording of The Slavery of Our Times, by Leo Tolstoy. Translated by Aylmer Maude. This little book shows, in a short, clear, and systematic manner, how the principle of Non-Resistance, about which Tolstoy has written so much, is related to economic and political life. (Summary by Aylmer Maude, Translator) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recor...
Keywords: Economics; politics; Librivox; audiobook
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|The Perfect Wagnerite - George Bernard Shaw|
LibriVox recording of The Perfect Wagnerite, by George Bernard Shaw. Read by Bob Neufeld. The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring (originally published London, 1898) is a philosophical commentary on Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, by the Irish writer George Bernard Shaw. Shaw offered it to those enthusiastic admirers of Wagner who "were unable to follow his ideas, and do not in the least understand the dilemma of Wotan." He interprets the Ring in Marxian terms as an a...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; music
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|The City of God - Augustine of Hippo, St.|
LibriVox recording of The City of God, by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Read by Darren Slider. Rome having been stormed and sacked by the Goths under Alaric their king, the worshipers of false gods, or pagans, as we commonly call them, made an attempt to attribute this calamity to the Christian religion, and began to blaspheme the true God with even more than their wonted bitterness and acerbity. It was this which kindled my zeal for the house of God, and prompted me to undertake the defense of the ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; philosophy; religion; theology; augustine; Christianity; monotheism
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|An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - David Hume|
LibriVox recording of An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, by David Hume. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a shortened and simplified version of Hume's masterpiece A Treatise of Human Nature. It sought to reach a wider audience, and to dispel some of the virulent criticism addressed toward the former book. In it, Hume explains his theory of epistemology, and argues against other current theories, including those of John Locke, George Berkeley, and Nicolas Malebranche...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; hume; philosophy; non-fiction
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|The History of Standard Oil: Volume 1 - Ida Tarbell|
LibriVox recording of THE HISTORY OF STANDARD OIL: VOLUME 1, by IDA TARBELL. Read by Tom Weiss. The History of the Standard Oil Company is a book written by journalist Ida Tarbell in 1904. It was an exposé of the Standard Oil Company, run at that time by oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller the richest figure in America's history. Originally serialized in 19 parts in McClure's magazine, the book was a seminal example of muckraking, and inspired many other journalists to write about trusts, large busi...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; oil; muckraker; standard oil; rockefeller
Downloads: 4,912 (1 review)
|The New Atlantis - Francis Bacon|
LibriVox recording of The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon. Read by Bill Boerst In 1623, Francis Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideas in New Atlantis. Released in 1627, this was his creation of an ideal land where people were kind, knowledgeable, and civic-minded. Part of this new land was his perfect college, a vision for our modern research universities. Islands he had visited may have served as models for his ideas...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; utopia; Francis Bacon; politics; philosophy; college
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|Unidentified Flying Objects - United States Federal Bureau of Investigation|
LibriVox recording of UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS, by UNITED STATES FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. Read by ROGER MELIN. Through the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) this series of communications has been de-classified and made public. Most names have been omitted, however much information of the sightings of UFOs in 1947 can be gleaned from these communications which were primarily between the FBI and other U.S...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fbi; unidentified; flying; objects; ufos
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|The Flying Saucers are Real - Donald Keyhoe|
LibriVox recording of The Flying Saucers are Real, by Donald Keyhoe. Read by Roger Melin. The Flying Saucers are Real is a book that investigates numerous encounters between USAF fighters, personnel, and other aircraft, and UFOs between 1947 and 1950. Keyhoe contended that the Air Force was actively investigating these cases of close encounter, with a policy of concealing their existence from the public until 1949...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; history; memoirs; science; UFO; Unidentified Flying Objects; Conspiracy; Foo fighter; Area 51; Ancient astronauts; Close encounter; Barney Hill; Betty Hill; Project Sign; Project Blue Book; Roswell; ET; Extraterrestrial
Downloads: 4,971 (1 review)
|The Republic (version 2) - Plato|
LibriVox recording of The Republic by Plato. Read in English by Bob NeufeldThe Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. It is Plato's best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory...
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|The Principles of Economics with Applications to Practical Problems - Frank Albert Fetter|
LibriVox recording of The Principles of Economics with Applications to Practical Problems, by Frank Albert Fetter (1863-1949). Frank Albert Fetter was an American economist of the Austrian school, but referred to himself as a member of the “American Psychological School” instead. Fetter contested the position that land is theoretically distinct from capital, arguing that such a distinction was impractical...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; economics; time-value; labor; labour; diminishing returns; capital; political economics
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|Essays on Political Economy - Frederic Bastiat|
LibriVox recording of Essays on Political Economy, by Frederic Bastiat. Read by Katie Riley. Bastiat asserted that the only purpose of government is to defend the right of an individual to life, liberty, and property. From this definition, Bastiat concluded that the law cannot defend life, liberty and property if it promotes socialist policies inherently opposed to these very things. In this way, he says, the law is perverted and turned against the thing it is supposed to defend...
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|The Monadology - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz|
LibriVox recording of The Monadology, by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Read by Gary Geck. The Monadology (La Monadologie, 1714) is one of Gottfried Leibniz’s best known works representing his later philosophy. It is a short text which sketches in some 90 paragraphs a metaphysics of simple substances, or monads. What he proposed can be seen as a modification of occasionalism developed by latter-day Cartesians...
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|Why Marry? - Jesse Lynch Williams|
LibriVox dramatic recording of Why Marry? by Jesse Lynch Williams. Why Marry? is a comedy, which "tells the truth about marriage". We find a family in the throes of proving the morality of marriage to a New Age Woman. Can the family defend marriage to this self-supporting girl? Will she be convinced that marriage is the ultimate sacredness of a relationship or will she hold to her perception that marriage is the basis of separating two lovers."Why Marry?" won the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; comedy; fiction; humor; philosophy; play; romance
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|Totem and Taboo - Sigmund Freud|
LibriVox recording of Totem and Taboo, by Sigmund Freud. Read by Mary Schneider. Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics is a book by Sigmund Freud, published in German in 1913. It is a collection of four essays first published in the journal Imago (1912–13), employing the application of psychoanalysis to the fields of archaeology, anthropology, and the study of religion...
Keywords: psychoanalysis; psychology; freud; audiobook; librivox
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|On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection - Charles Darwin|
Librivox recording of The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, by Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin's Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal work in evolutionary biology. The book's full title is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. It introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural select...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; nature; science; animals; evolution; natural selection
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|The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects - Edward J. Ruppelt|
LibriVox recording of The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, by Edward J. Ruppelt. Read by Roger Melin. 'Straight from the horse's mouth', as they say. Edward Ruppelt was the first head of the U.S. Air Force's Project Blue Book, the official project initiated to investigate UFO reports beginning in 1952. This report from 1956 takes us inside these initial investigations, separates fact from fiction, and gives insight into who, when, where, and how sightings were reported and researched in op...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science; UFO's; project blue book; unidentified flying objects
Downloads: 16,459 (2 reviews)
|Confessions - Saint Augustine of Hippo|
Librivox public domain recording of Confessions, by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions...
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|Bushido: The Soul of Japan - Inazo Nitobe|
LibriVox recording of Bushido: The Soul of Japan, by Inazo Nitobe. Read by Availle. Bushido: The Soul of Japan written by Inazo Nitobe was one of the first books on samurai ethics that was originally written in English for a Western audience, and has been subsequently translated into many other languages (also Japanese). Nitobe found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty an...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; non-fiction; Bushido; Nitobe; Japan; samurai
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|Two Treatises of Civil Government - John Locke|
LibriVox recording of Two Treatises of Civil Government, by John Locke. The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, which argued for a divinely-ordained, hereditary, absolute monarchy. The more influential Second Treatise outlines a theory of civil society based on natural rights and contract theory...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; politics; religion; political philosophy; divine right of kings; regal power; state of nature; property; government; war; slavery; monarchy; tyranny; Sir Robert Filmer; Enlightenment
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|The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. I - Edward Gibbon|
LibriVox recording of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1. The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89...
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|Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin Abbott Abbott|
LibriVox recording of Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Read by Ruth Golding. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions; in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella, noted science writer Isaac...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; satire; mathematics; geometry; dimensions
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